Interviewer: It does always feel like girl groups have a tougher time than most other pop bands. What were the biggest challenges that you faced when you started out?
Jade: I think for girlbands.. idk what it is, it's just generally harder. We were lucky we got girls on our side straight away because that is an obstacle a lot of girlbands face, getting girls to really support you.
Jesy: We were lucky that we had X Factor as a platform to show off our personalities... every Saturday and Sunday people got to know us as individuals, how we are as friends and how close we are. Whereas for girlbands that haven't got that platform, it's hard some people just don't relate to them. Sometimes they're too sexy, sometimes girls find them intimidating and sometimes that doesn't work. We were very lucky we had X Factor.
Leigh Anne: It also takes longer to get to know more people. If you're a band, you've [the fan] got to get to know each individual, if you don't you might not connect to them as much.
Jade: The music has to speak for you because if you haven't got a great song or great songs then you're screwed and that's different for like boybands and boys in general, I think.
true because girl groups have to be attractive, sing and dance well (or at least try) or people won't even see it for them but 1D don't have to sing well and can just run around stage and it's oh so cute.